You might want to build yourself a locomotive cradle to clean the drive wheels of your steam, and diesel locomotives. Mine is made from three pieces of scrap lumber and a piece of soft felt. To clean wheels, attach one wire from the "track" terminals of a DC power pack to an X-acto knife or miniature file. Attach the other wire to the power pickups on the other side of the locomotive, or tender. With the speed knob of the power pack 1/2 way up, hold the knife blade, or file, lightly against the wheel to be cleaned. The wheels should spin and the knife or file will clean them quickly.
Good luck, Have fun;
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